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Sunday, July 24, 2011
30 Amazingly Creative Examples of Designer Resumes
It’s extremely hard to find a job these days! The market is slow, the economy is bad, and the competition has never been so fierce. To get a job you will have to out do the competition and stand out of the crowd. The following resumes go against everything my business teacher has taught me. She told us never to provide a picture of yourself on the resume, and never have any kind of clip art or icons. Please keep in mind that if you apply to companies that have nothing to do with the design field, they wont appreshiate your artfulness. What they want to see is a plain and boring white paper that has your experience, awards, education, and info in black ink.
However, I think if you are in the design field you need to show off your creativity. The employer will go through hundreds of resumes, so you have to demonstrate that you can think out side the box. For this exact reason you should take some time and perfect your resume. Once its finished, you will have it saved and ready to print whenever the opportunity strikes! To help you out on this mission we have collected some of the best designer resumes we could find. We hope these inspirations will get your creativity fluids flowing.
Resume is a French word that means summing up. A resume packages your assets into a convincing advertisement that sells you. The main purpose of the resume is to win the interview. Thus beating the competition for the job you are applying for. Two critical aspects of a resume is appearance and content. Below we have compiled a useful guide to follow when working on your resume. The tips can be use for both, a professional and design based resume.
The “DO’s” of a Resume:
Write it Yourself
Brief, Concise, Action-Oriented
Accurate (Not Puffed Up)
Have your resume professionally edited
“Dont’s” of a Resume:
Photos or Illustrations ( In the Design Field you can go against this rule)
Reasons You Left Past Jobs
Feelings About Travel or Relocation
Politics or Religion
Essential Components Of A Resume:
Personal Data/Contact Information
Experience (Appropriate Volunteer Work)
Achievements, Skills, and Qualifications
Optional components of a Resume:
Awards and Honors
Job-Related Outside Interests
Professional and Social Organizations
Important Resume elements:
Cleanly & clearly typed or typeset
Logically and simply organized
Simply laid out, with as much white space as the information will allow
Short and concise
Targeted to the prospective employer
Designed to emphasize strengths and de-emphasize weaknesses
In format that is most appropriate to the education, experience and skills of each person
Remember: Stay away from being boring and try to tackle this task creatively.
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